Category Archives: Public Transportation

Rome’s Recycling Program Accepts Plastic Bottles for Free Metro Tickets

plastic bottles for recycling

A new program launched in Rome in August has been enthusiastically embraced by the public. The recycling initiative accepts plastic bottles in exchange for free ATAC public transportation tickets, which are good on the city’s buses and metros.  Commuters can bring their plastic bottles to three metro stations to use specially designated machines to earn […]

How to Master Train Travel in Italy

The inside of an Italian train as an example of what to expect from train travel in Italy

There are a lot of reasons to travel by train in Italy: the romance, the convenience, the cost, and the scenic settings are the first that come to mind. However, the best thing about train travel in Italy is that it works like a charm – saving you time and money while also allowing you […]

Ciampino Airport to Rome: How to Get From CIA to the City

Rome has two airports (Ciampino and Fiumicino). Of the two, Ciampino is smaller and mainly receives passengers who are traveling on budget airlines such as RyanAir. It is only 16 km (10 miles) from Ciampino Airport to Rome, however, it is not always easy to reach the city center. The two major options to get […]

Fiumicino or Ciampino: Which Airport to use to get to Rome

Rome has two airports: Fiumicino (FCO), which is also sometimes referred to as Rome’s Lenardo da Vinci Airport, and Ciampino (CIA). So which airport should you use to fly into Rome? Rome’s Ciampino Airport:  Ciampino is essentially a glorified bus station. It is a nice bus station… with planes. While it is incredibly small and simple […]